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Yes Releases “Topographic Drama: Live Across America”
New Albums

Yes Releases “Topographic Drama: Live Across America”

Yes has released a new live album, Topographic Drama: Live Across America, taken from the legendary prog band’s U.S. tour in 2016 and 2017. The album title is a play on the songs from the tour which included their 1980 album Drama in its entirety plus the first and fourth sides of the 1973 release Tales From Topographic Oceans. Besides...

Bass of the Week: Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Bass

This week we’re checking out a hip Gretsch bass that had its start as a blues guitar. The Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Bass is a four-string version of the company’s recreation of Bo Diddley’s classic Jupiter Thunderbird guitar he designed in 1959. When he gifted it to Billy Gibbons, the ZZ Top frontman didn’t dare to take such a rare instrument...

Eastwood Guitars Unveils Two New Basses, Teases Doubleneck 4/6
Basses

Eastwood Guitars Unveils Two New Basses, Teases Doubleneck 4/6

Eastwood introduced ten new instruments to their Custom Shop this week including two basses and a double neck guitar/bass. As part of their custom shop, each model is released under a crowd-funding/pre-order campaign. The first new bass is the Eastwood EB-1, which of course pays tribute to the Gibson EB-1 released in 1953. “We’ve made a few subtle changes but...

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hey Joe (Live at the Monterey Pop Festival)
Bass Videos

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hey Joe (Live at the Monterey Pop Festival)

On this day 75 years ago, James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was born. And while we don’t usually put quite the spotlight on guitarists, Hendrix is a favorite around here. Here’s the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing “Hey Joe” during their landmark appearance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, with Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. This concert also...

Dave Roe To Join Dan Auerbach on 2018 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Dave Roe To Join Dan Auerbach on 2018 Tour

Dan Auerbach has announced a 2018 tour in support of his new solo record, Waiting On A Song, and he’s put together a killer band for it. Picking from Nashville and Memphis musicians that helped create the album, the Black Keys guitarist/vocalist will be joined by Bobby Wood on keyboards, Russ Pahl on pedal steel, Gene “Bubba” Chrisman on drums,...

Keeley Electronics Introduces the Omni Reverb Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Keeley Electronics Introduces the Omni Reverb Pedal

Keeley Electronics has expanded their pedal lineup with the Omni Reverb, which they describe as “a powerful two control Reverb that gives you all the classic sounds with set-and-forget Room, Spring, and Plate reverb effects.” The streamlined pedal has two knobs- Dwell and Level – as well as a three-position switch for toggling between Room, Spring, and Plate reverbs. Each...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #5 – Rock Bass Line with Plectrum
Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #5 – Rock Bass Line with Plectrum

We’re really digging Stuart Clayton’s “Bass Lick of the Week” series. Here’s episode #5, where Stuart shares a great rock bass line, which he plays on a Fender Jazz with an octave pedal and a pick. Stuart has the transcription available on his Bassline Publishing site. (To access these files, just click on “Free Stuff!” on the main menu.)

Sting Releases New Video, “Live At The Olympia Paris”
New Albums

Sting Releases New Video, “Live At The Olympia Paris”

Sting has released a new live video from a recent concert in Paris in a film called Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris. Taken from his performance in April 2017, the concert showcases the gamut of his career with tracks from his latest studio album, 57th & 9th, as well as hits from The Police and his solo career. Songs...

Dunable Guitars Unveils Jeff Matz Signature Bass
Basses

Dunable Guitars Unveils Jeff Matz Signature Bass

High On Fire’s Jeff Matz has a new signature bass from Dunable Guitars. The JM Bass is the product of several years of custom builds for the bassist, leading to an instrument with his exact specs. “Basically, [Matz wanted] what would be his dream instrument, fit for both tracking a High On Fire record, as well as touring on it...

Leonid & Friends: Questions 67 & 68
Bass Videos

Leonid & Friends: Questions 67 & 68

I love it when Leonid Vorobyev shares a new video with his band, Leonid & Friends. In this video, the Chicago tribute band takes on “Questions 67 & 68,” which appeared on the 1969 album, Chicago Transit Authority. As always, they nail it.